Change the School System

Change the School System

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Kole Kendrick started this petition to Kentucky Department of Education

The School System is so messed up and everyone knows it. Everyone thinks they can't do anything about it, but time and time again have Americans stood together to change things. Ask any teacher if they agree with the system, they will say something like "No, but we have to do what we have to do",  but we don't. There are millions of students in school right now who wake up every day at 6 am to get ready for someone to control you for 7 hours, telling you when you can and can't use the restroom, telling you when you can or can't eat, telling you when you can or can't drink. If there is something you need to say, you stay quiet until called on. Even after school ends, older students may have jobs. If a teenager spends 7 hours in school, 6 hours at work, how many hours are left in the day? 11 hours. When that student gets home, they have to deal with homework or a reversed class lesson to do, assuming they only have assignments for four classes today, that could easily be 2 hours of work. Nine hours left. Lets say one hour is spent on dinner. Eight hours left. God forbid students have personal time, lets say another hour of personal/free time. Seven hours left. Not bad huh. Seven hours left. Just to point out, those seven hours are left for sleep, noting it is not hitting the "Recommended Hours of Sleep". All this information is assuming the bare minimum of assignments. Some assignments have taken longer to complete. Some students also spend time either doing sports, and/or preparing for college.  80% of students report about feeling stressed, meanwhile 34% have claimed to feel depression and 41% of students had to discontinue mental health service upon end of term. Since 2013, teens have reported higher levels of stress than adults. In 2018 APA survey, teens reported worse mental health and higher levels of anxiety and depression than all other age groups. 2020 has been a hard year for everyone. All families that have been affected by covid, all the protests, the presidential elections, these all have affected everyone. During all this, school is still forcing children to spend a third of their time to attend school. Even to go as far as not giving breaks throughout the year to make it end sooner. This doesn't help anything, what students need right now is another day or two off school every once in awhile, no student cares if they have school for another week at the end of the year. Even snow days, students used to dream about snow falling to get a break from school, while now students dread it because that means they have to log in to their computer or phone and get into a virtual call, where you can't see people, most students don't talk, and more than the normal amount of assignments have been given to catch up from falling behind earlier in the year. No one is happy. This isn't a secret, nothing the school does, is done in hiding. Everyone knows the school system needs a change, many people are currently fighting for that change, but only together can you be the one that changes everything.

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